Northwest Tallahassee

Welcome to Northwest Tallahassee

From a local real estate point of view, the city of Tallahassee is divided into four quadrants. Northwest Tallahassee stretches from approximately Downtown Tallahassee to North Meridian and west to Highway 90 West. It includes most of the Florida State University campus area and the Lake Jackson communities. The community as a whole is quiet, friendly, and laid-back, with a tree-lined suburban feel and easy access to shopping, dining, and Downtown entertainment. There are tons of great parks and outdoor areas nearby, too, so it’s a great place for outdoor lovers. Take a deeper look into the Northwest Tallahassee area… it just might be the perfect spot for your dream home!

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Northwest Tallahassee at a Glance

Getting Around

Downtown Tallahassee: About 5 – 15 minutes
Tallahassee International Airport: About 10 – 20 minutes
Major Roads: US-90, US-27, I-10


Population: 30,000+
Size: 14sq mi
Median Home Value: $197,682

Spotlights of Northwest Tallahassee

Lake Talquin

Get outside and explore! The vast Lake Talquin and its surrounding State Recreation Area are a haven for outdoor adventures, like hiking, biking, picnicking, and fishing from the 500-foot pier.

Shopping & Dining

Different from the fast-paced business closer to Downtown, Northwest Tallahassee commerce is geared toward local owners. Here, you’ll find charming local diners, unique boutiques, and favorite restaurants.

Lake Jackson Mounds

Considered one of Florida’s most important archaeological discoveries, Jackson Lake’s six earth temple mounds are important evidence of Native American life along the shores of the lake.

Northwest Tallahassee Attractions

What You'll LOVE in Northwest Tallahassee

Great Public Schools

Northwest Tallahassee public school students are served by Leon County Schools, which is ranked among the best school districts in the state of Florida. Some of Tallahassee’s top schools are located within the Northwest region, including SAIL High School, Leon High School, and the Tallahassee School of Math and Science.

The Quiet Suburban Feel

Though just a short drive from the amenities and opportunities of Downtown Tallahassee, Northwest Tally feels worlds apart. The area’s quiet, winding streets are mostly residential, lined in lush trees and maintained sidewalks for a private, tranquil feel. Further from the Downtown area, the Northwest quadrant develops a rural feel, with large stretches of privately owned land and working plantations.

The Access to Big-City Amenities

It might feel rural and secluded, but Northwest Tallahassee is just a short drive from Florida State University, Downtown Tallahassee, and the Tallahassee International Airport. So work, play, and even international travel are all right at your fingertips. Here, you can live a peaceful suburban or rural lifestyle while enjoying a short commute to work, to conveniences, and to urban fun.

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